Orthodontic Treatment

What is Orthodontics?

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Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of tooth misalignments and jaw irregularities (malocclusions) using braces, clear aligners and other appliances. Not just for aesthetic enhancement, orthodontics also serves to improve a patient’s overall oral health for a lifetime, and can even help with speech impediments. A properly aligned bite makes it easier to eat, smile and speak!

What is the Difference Between a Dentist and an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dentist who chooses to specialize in the alignment of teeth, attending an additional three years of training beyond dental school in a university with an orthodontic residency program. While some general dentists do offer braces to patients, an orthodontist is the expert in recognizing and treating tooth alignment and bite issues.

How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?

Treatment typically takes 6-30 months and is dependent upon age, severity of alignment issues, and the treatment method that is used.

What Types of Problems are Treated with Orthodontics?

Some of the most common problems that can be fixed with braces are overbites, underbites, overcrowding, and spacing issues.

What is the First Step?

Orthodontic problems, which often result from genetic factors but can be exacerbated by environmental factors such as finger sucking, must be diagnosed before treatment begins. Proper diagnosis involves taking photographs, x-rays, and dental impressions. These painless diagnostic procedures enable us to make informative decisions about which treatment is right for you.

We recognize that outstanding results are dependent on maximizing the coordination of care between you and our practice. We are committed to delivering the best possible service in order for you to achieve your orthodontic objectives.

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I love coming to my appointments, I have been coming for 4 years and I love it here. The front office always greet me with a smile and always know my insurance information. The assistants are very gentle and friendly to me, the Doctor has always been very gentle and explains to me what I need in a very professional way that I am able to understand what I am having done. I always recommend this office to my friends and family.

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I was referred to Dr.T for implants and I am so thankful for finding such a caring doctor, he has a great caring environment with super nice staff . The implant was painless and I did not feel any discomfort throughout the processes. Dr. T has gained my trust and I am going to refer my friends and family. I highly recommend him to everyone in need of dental implants or any other treatment. I can’t express how grateful I am for the help you ALL have given me! Thank you so much for the relief of getting my implants done. The phone calls to check up on me after my appointments! I will forever be thankful!

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I have been going to "Your Family Dentist" for about 10 years. Its always a pleasant environment weather you are seeing the Dr. T, Yvette the Hygienist, Ellie and Yanin the RDA's or Anna and Mayra the ladies up front. They always have a smile on there face and make you feel at home. Going to the dentist can be a scary thing but because they are so friendly and professional you don't feel scared going into this practice. I live in Petaluma but I travel to Santa Rosa because I love this office.

- Jessica M

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I had the best experience at "Your Family Dentist". I was seen by Yvette (Dental Hygienist) and she was phenomenal! I had a lot of questions and concerns walking in there but immediately had all of my concerns addressed with kindness and professionalism. Not only did I have my expectations exceeded, the whole entire staff was very friendly, professional, extremely knowledgeable, answered all of my questions, and was able to address all of my needs. I am recommending "Your family Dentist" to all of my friends and family. This place is great! See you guys back soon!

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The staff is very friendly and helpful! The hygienists are gentle and thorough with my cleanings, and I am always satisfied with my experience at Your Family Dentist.

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Excellent experience and very knowledgeable staff. From being greeted by an awesome and very helpful receptionist, to the care of each person I met. Dr T is gentle and kind and he really takes time to explain everything he is doing in detail. Elizabeth was knowledgeable, confident and wonderful too. I will no longer procrastinate regular visits, they make it simple and comfortable!

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I've been going here for over a year and its always a great experience. I'm consistently very happy with the high level of engagement that I receive from my dentist and hygienist, super friendly and consultative. I feel like I have a personal team. The clerical staff always lets me know what the cost will be before I even come in and are super easy to work with. I highly recommend this practice.

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The staff in this office are exactly the type of professionals you'd want to be a part of your healthcare team. Why? Because they genuinely care for their patients. They are warm, funny, extremely knowledgeable and respectful. I look forward to my cleanings because I know I'll be treated how every patient should be treated. I have anxiety sometimes about going to the dentist but Dr. T will check in with me as he's working to make sure I'm okay. He explains step by step what I can expect. Are there other dentists in Sonoma County? Of course. However, there is only 1 Your Family Dentist!! The dynamic just works here. They are a bilingual office and while I don't utilize their translating services, I think the fact that they offer that shows how much they value their Spanish speaking patients. Anna is truly a treasure and exudes kindness! Yvette, Yanin, Elizabeth...the whole team: Thank you for taking care of my pearly whites! The chairs in the waiting room are really comfortable and that's yet another small detail from this office that I appreciate : )

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